Dec 1, 2014
Tags: Baltimore

I lived in Baltimore for nearly 10 years, it's maybe my favorite city in America. The Wire was in production for most of the time I was living there, and it was a common sight to see actors milling about a cluster of Haddad's trucks anywhere in the city. It is, without a doubt, one of the best TV shows ever.

Is the universe sufficiently vast to contain both the empirical fact that a Faidley’s backfin crabcake is the world’s best and that Baltimore is the fifth most dangerous city in America?

There aren't enough favorite buttons on the internet to express how much I love this response from the shows creator David Simon to "critics" who claim his work puts Baltimore in an unfavorable light.

The Distress Signal is the personal blog of Bryan Schuetz. I've been complaining on the Internet since the 90s, AMA—dispatch your courier électronique.